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(Bloomberg)   A map of every plane that has vanished since 1948   (bloomberg.com) divider line 47
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2014-03-15 04:43:31 PM  
So, why don't they use that map to find the plane?
 
2014-03-15 05:06:26 PM  
Interesting that the Bermuda Triangle gets their own area.  I've sailed and flown through the area several times.  I'm still here.

/or am I?
//maybe I'm in some parallel universe
///I did recently see Spock with an evil mustache and goatee
////this could explain the Tea Party
 
2014-03-15 05:10:36 PM  
OK, stopped reading as soon as I spotted the Bermuda triangle.
 
2014-03-15 05:13:06 PM  

Demetrius: Interesting that the Bermuda Triangle gets their own area.  I've sailed and flown through the area several times.  I'm still here.

/or am I?
//maybe I'm in some parallel universe
///I did recently see Spock with an evil mustache and goatee
////this could explain the Tea Party


lol often wish I could go back
 
2014-03-15 05:13:24 PM  
www.agileproductdesign.com

And also:

rs841.pbsrc.com
 
2014-03-15 05:15:27 PM  
No dot to represent Oceanic flight 815? It's a conspiracy.
 
2014-03-15 05:16:49 PM  
Strange, didn't see the transpacific flight that we didn't take and instead took the next one. Maybe this is just a DeathCraft graphic, doesn't include Boeing.
 
2014-03-15 05:22:54 PM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-15 05:25:10 PM  
Fail.

My remote-controlled plane that flew off into the sunset in Indiana is not on that map.

The cricket that was the passenger was never found.

His family still serenades my house with their mourning cries. Every damn night.

Get over it, already!
 
2014-03-15 05:30:50 PM  

Demetrius: Interesting that the Bermuda Triangle gets their own area.  I've sailed and flown through the area several times.  I'm still here.

/or am I?
//maybe I'm in some parallel universe
///I did recently see Spock with an evil mustache and goatee
////this could explain the Tea Party


I'm with a friend who saw that and said "do you think there's anything about the bermuda triangle?" I said "No", he said "why?", I said "look at the map, there's nothing special about it whatsoever".

So they put it on the map to highlight how stupid the idea of a bermuda triangle is, and what idiots its adherents are.
 
2014-03-15 05:37:49 PM  
What's up with SE Asia?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-15 05:38:10 PM  
FarkingReading

The dot size is proportional to the size of the plane. You may need a bigger monitor.
 
2014-03-15 05:43:44 PM  

Demetrius: Interesting that the Bermuda Triangle gets their own area.  I've sailed and flown through the area several times.  I'm still here.

/or am I?
//maybe I'm in some parallel universe
///I did recently see Spock with an evil mustache and goatee
////this could explain the Tea Party


spawn73: OK, stopped reading as soon as I spotted the Bermuda triangle.


Pretty sure they included it there simply to illustrate just how few things go missing in the area.  Especially compared with the area just south of it.
 
2014-03-15 05:45:42 PM  

TerminalEchoes: No dot to represent Oceanic flight 815? It's a conspiracy.


i1318.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-15 05:48:08 PM  
 
2014-03-15 05:49:34 PM  

GungFu: Found one!

[www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]

http://www.designboom.com/art/uta-flight-772-satellite-memorial-in-t he -middle-of-the-sahara-11-05-2013/


Yeah, but if you're considering blown up to be vanished, we're going to run out of dots to put in the middle east...
 
2014-03-15 05:52:27 PM  

jaytkay: What's up with SE Asia?


50 years of constant war.
 
2014-03-15 05:57:07 PM  
Almost every single missing plane has vanished over water or jungle (trackless forest). That is common sense because they are vanished because nobody has found them yet. Note that the Bermuda Triangle only has three dots in it. That is a lot fewer than have been attributed to it by mystery-mongers. That's probably no more than you would expect by chance. There are several other places on the map with much more dense dots.

The one that interests me is the one that is almost over Montreal. None of the others seem to be anomalous in any way, not even the one over the thinly inhabited western deserts of China.

Why has no one found that one plane? Maybe it is on the bottom of Lake Ontario, which is small but deep, or maybe it fell in the forest or the Saint Lawrence River. There are tiny bits of Southern Canada that are as remote as the Boreal Forest in some ways.
 
2014-03-15 05:59:34 PM  

jaytkay: What's up with SE Asia?


5 of the dots represent aircraft lost off the coast of Vietnam just in 1966.  If I remember my history correctly, there was some kind of big political and military showdown out in those parts about that time.  That might have had something to do with it.
 
2014-03-15 06:11:21 PM  
So...its not tracking small planes? Because I'm pretty sure more than just 3 planes have gone missing over Alaska in the past 60 years.
 
2014-03-15 06:15:24 PM  
I'm just wondering how you lose a plane between Toronto and Montreal?
 
2014-03-15 06:15:39 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: So...its not tracking small planes?


The map is labeled "Large Aircraft Disappearances".
 
2014-03-15 06:16:02 PM  
Any one else think their own land mass looks a lot more appealing?
 
2014-03-15 06:17:37 PM  
I think they missed, at least, one: Southern Cloud. There was one lucky bastard who avoided that flight, and afterwards he developed a major fear of flying. You'll never guess how he died...
 
2014-03-15 06:17:55 PM  
Oddly missing from the map:
4.bp.blogspot.com
...but maybe this was the Malaysian pilot:
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-15 06:22:07 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Demetrius: Interesting that the Bermuda Triangle gets their own area.  I've sailed and flown through the area several times.  I'm still here.

/or am I?
//maybe I'm in some parallel universe
///I did recently see Spock with an evil mustache and goatee
////this could explain the Tea Party

spawn73: OK, stopped reading as soon as I spotted the Bermuda triangle.

Pretty sure they included it there simply to illustrate just how few things go missing in the area.  Especially compared with the area just south of it.


This.
I read it as "See the triangle?  Notice that there's not much going on there?  That's because it's not really a thing".
 
2014-03-15 06:46:29 PM  
STENDEC
 
2014-03-15 06:48:37 PM  
I see they never found Colonel Blake's plane
 
2014-03-15 06:51:51 PM  
"Some 83 aircraft".
 
2014-03-15 07:03:45 PM  
Turns out that oceans and mountains eat a lot of planes.
 
2014-03-15 07:12:47 PM  

Paris1127: I think they missed, at least, one: Southern Cloud. There was one lucky bastard who avoided that flight, and afterwards he developed a major fear of flying. You'll never guess how he died...


1931<1948. The map is only Post WWII.

Interesting story, though.
 
2014-03-15 07:22:55 PM  

Typhoid: Paris1127: I think they missed, at least, one: Southern Cloud. There was one lucky bastard who avoided that flight, and afterwards he developed a major fear of flying. You'll never guess how he died...

1931<1948. The map is only Post WWII.

Interesting story, though.


Must've missed that... Oops.
 
2014-03-15 08:16:21 PM  
i lost a place in 1947 near Roswell. my reactor blew. still got cancer from that.
 
2014-03-15 08:28:45 PM  
"The list includes planes capable of carrying more than 14 passengers and where no trace - bodies or debris - has ever been found."

"Uruguayan Air Force charter flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby team, crashed in the Andes mountain range in 1972. It took 72 days before search crews found survivors, who had fed on bodies preserved in the snow."

Something's not right there.
 
2014-03-15 08:41:23 PM  

20/20: "The list includes planes capable of carrying more than 14 passengers and where no trace - bodies or debris - has ever been found."

"Uruguayan Air Force charter flight carrying 45 people, including a rugby team, crashed in the Andes mountain range in 1972. It took 72 days before search crews found survivors, who had fed on bodies preserved in the snow."

Something's not right there.


Yellow dots are the lost planes. Red dots are the planes they could have sworn were lost but then were eventually found.
 
2014-03-15 08:41:51 PM  

SBinRR: LrdPhoenix: Demetrius: Interesting that the Bermuda Triangle gets their own area.  I've sailed and flown through the area several times.  I'm still here.

/or am I?
//maybe I'm in some parallel universe
///I did recently see Spock with an evil mustache and goatee
////this could explain the Tea Party

spawn73: OK, stopped reading as soon as I spotted the Bermuda triangle.

Pretty sure they included it there simply to illustrate just how few things go missing in the area.  Especially compared with the area just south of it.

This.
I read it as "See the triangle?  Notice that there's not much going on there?  That's because it's not really a thing".


Map only shows large aircraft disappearances. Most of the planes that have gone missing in the Triangle have been small aircraft.

Not to say there's anything special about the Triangle, but there are a lot more than 3 airplanes missing in that area.
 
2014-03-15 08:47:36 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: SBinRR: LrdPhoenix: Demetrius: Interesting that the Bermuda Triangle gets their own area.  I've sailed and flown through the area several times.  I'm still here.

/or am I?
//maybe I'm in some parallel universe
///I did recently see Spock with an evil mustache and goatee
////this could explain the Tea Party

spawn73: OK, stopped reading as soon as I spotted the Bermuda triangle.

Pretty sure they included it there simply to illustrate just how few things go missing in the area.  Especially compared with the area just south of it.

This.
I read it as "See the triangle?  Notice that there's not much going on there?  That's because it's not really a thing".

Map only shows large aircraft disappearances. Most of the planes that have gone missing in the Triangle have been small aircraft.

Not to say there's anything special about the Triangle, but there are a lot more than 3 airplanes missing in that area.


Yeah, and I'm sure you'll agree that if you added in all aircraft lost as dots on the map the distribution would be equally unfocused on the Bermuda triangle region.
 
2014-03-15 08:48:26 PM  

Slaxl: I'm with a friend who saw that and said "do you think there's anything about the bermuda triangle?" I said "No", he said "why?", I said "look at the map, there's nothing special about it whatsoever".


It is one of the areas that has very high traffic and nasty storms.  There are two other other areas like it in Asia that also have a higher than normal amount of ships that have gone missing which also share the usually calm seas that can get very rough quickly.
 
2014-03-15 09:03:07 PM  

Slaxl: Yeah, and I'm sure you'll agree that if you added in all aircraft lost as dots on the map the distribution would be equally unfocused on the Bermuda triangle region.


Probably. Although I would hazard a guess that most aircraft disappearances occur in either mountainous regions or near coastlines, so the Bermuda Triangle, being heavily-traveled coastal waters in an area where a lot of pleasure flying and drug-running happens, is going to have more than a random patch of the planet's surface of the same size. That doesn't require aliens or time vortices to be true, though.

My reasoning being that an aircraft lost over water is less likely to be found than one that's lost over land, and flights over deep ocean far from land can only be made by a certain class of large aircraft--which are inherently more reliable, better tracked, and easier to find evidence of than light aircraft. Ergo if a plane's going to vanish without a trace, it's probably going to be a small plane in the mountains or less than five hundred miles from shore.
 
2014-03-15 09:11:59 PM  

rolladuck: jaytkay: What's up with SE Asia?

5 of the dots represent aircraft lost off the coast of Vietnam just in 1966.  If I remember my history correctly, there was some kind of big political and military showdown out in those parts about that time.  That might have had something to do with it.


That, plus the fact that SE Asian airlines have been notorious for piss-poor aircraft maintenance
 
2014-03-15 09:16:14 PM  
geeksdoingstuff.com
 
2014-03-15 09:22:31 PM  

hitmanric: I'm just wondering how you lose a plane between Toronto and Montreal?


All the crappy beer & hockey. Heh?
 
2014-03-15 09:24:45 PM  

LavenderWolf: Turns out that oceans and mountains eat a lot of planes.


Nom nom nom. Crunchy on the outside,chewy in the middle.
 
2014-03-15 09:43:20 PM  

Bourbonman: rolladuck: jaytkay: What's up with SE Asia?

5 of the dots represent aircraft lost off the coast of Vietnam just in 1966.  If I remember my history correctly, there was some kind of big political and military showdown out in those parts about that time.  That might have had something to do with it.

That, plus the fact that SE Asian airlines have been notorious for piss-poor aircraft maintenance


Too true... sadly way too true.
 
2014-03-15 10:35:04 PM  

GungFu: Found one!

[www.gannett-cdn.com image 534x401]

http://www.designboom.com/art/uta-flight-772-satellite-memorial-in-t he -middle-of-the-sahara-11-05-2013/


Yeah. That one was a truly tragic event, but the families of the survivors wanted to leave something in the memory of their departed.


www.designboom.com
PS: The thing sticking out of the ground on the right is the actual wing of the plane that went down.
 
2014-03-15 10:48:04 PM  
Hysterical......that's the word I've been looking for
 
2014-03-15 11:11:03 PM  

zerkalo: I see they never found Colonel Blake's plane


It spun in. There were no survivors.
img.fark.net
 
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